Gamers revolt over DRM game lockdowns
In an effort to boost sagging revenues, game console makers will test a new DRM scheme that enrages gamers. By late summer of 2013, the rumored Sony PlayStation Orbis game console and the successor to the Xbox 360 will appear, graced with features such as higher resolutions and augmented-reality glasses. But new consoles from Sony will also come with a big surprise: Their game discs will be locked for use on one specific console unit, effectively ending game rentals, second-hand game sales, and the ability to swap discs with friends. Microsoft and Nintendo will announce similar trials with their console hardware.